Government Statistics for abortions performed in the year ending December 2016 reveal that the rate is continuing to fall. In 2016, there were 12,823 induced abortions in New Zealand – 332 (3%) fewer than in 2015 (13,155). Voice for Life president and media spokeswoman Jacqui deRuiter says the decline in abortions is welcome, but
Media Release from Voice for Life 1 st September, 2016 The Advertising Standards Authority Complaints Board has ruled there are no grounds for a complaint against a Voice for Life advert to proceed. Background In mid-May, full-page advertisements showing two sleeping babies with a puppy appeared in the NZ Herald, Dominion Post, NZ Listener, Capital Magazine and various regional
In our culture caring for a baby is often considered to be an unpleasant and unattractive task. Based on this idea a Western Australian program was trialed which was designed to discourage teenage pregnancy. The program involved giving lifelike robot baby dolls to teenage girls. The baby dolls were supposed to replicate all the “negative”
Voice for Life is relieved that the abortion rate for 2014 (13.137) is down to the lowest level since 1994. A similar trend downwards is happening in the United States. Nobody is quite sure why, but a key factor is thought to be the difference ultrasound technology has made. Pregnant women show their ultrasound photos
3rd June 2015 Dear Editor, Dr Simon Snook and his colleagues plan for speedier access to abortion according to your lead story “Abortion doctor a phone call away”. A senior theatre nurse who had participated in “thousands of abortions” once described the current system in an email to National Radio, as being like a “conveyor belt”.